Please read and share as much as poss in order to advise those hereabouts who don't read local media and therefore will moan if they get delayed:
"problems at strarcross...!!!" -if my memory serves me correctly the police had to be called as the "stewards" refused to let any traffic pass, the queue was way past powderham caslle with buses who included irate passengers who were travelling,to work, people needing he toilet, etc. The road organistionwas uttrer shambles asthe steard took the view tha this event was more important than orinary motorists journeys . If this cannot be organised properly why should motorists who "pay to use the queens highway" be put out by road restrictions for this event.
Hence all of the advanced publicity again.
I wonder if Tyneside residents moaned about temporary road closures caused by yesterday's Great North Run? Maybe it's a Dawlish thing?
Its a few hours i dont here moans about road closures on Carnival Day or for the pram race there are faster ways to get to Exeter just use them. The ways to bypass Starcross; Mamhead straight turn right at the cross roads and through to Kenton or use Telegraph Hill A38 or M5 to Exteter.
1263 the police were already in attendance as part of the event organisation. They attended Starcross at our request as a motorist had driven through the road closure barrier at the marshal narrowly missing him. Over 30 advance signs were put out last year warning people of delays at Starcross. In addition to this frequent radio broadcasts on heart and BBC radio Devon were made advising people that the event was on. If people chose to ignore it an proceed to the point that the road was closed I don't see what else we could have done. Perhaps you have some suggestions? I will gladly take them on board.
This year we have put over 70 advance signs out along the road from newton abbot to Exeter and will be placing marshals at suitable turn around points advising people to use the a380 as an alternative.
I think the advanced notice signs are a great idea.
leatash- yes, that would have gone down well with the bus passengers ...... just hold on a couple of hours on a bus with no toilet facilities, crying children or trying to get to work...!!!!!!! the bus company driver ( who had no knowledge of this event ) had to phone head office to contact police due to the backlog from irate bus passengers and mortorists, you cannotbe serious in comparing that with the dawish carnival and also the traffic was comimg from exeter, not going to exeter.
davemcmorrow- the obvious answer was that the motorist was so frustrated about the lack of organisaton that made him/her drive through......what do you determine as an acceptable delay in traffic I hour/4 hours/all day?????
A suggestion - the marshal(s) who were alledgely in charge at the point where the runners come round the corner from the seaside of powderham could easilyhave waved one car through at a time between the spaces of runners This would have at least satisfied the queue that the backlog was moving but no, nobody was going through was the jobsworth attitute.
The A379 was closed for at least a hour on carnival night the M5 was closed for 3 hours yesterday due to a horse on the road just put up with it and be happy Christmas is not far away.
No sure where you are getting your couple of hours from. The cycle last year lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes however the road was closed for 50 mins at Starcross as the main bulk of cyclists had passed through by this point. This is in the race log. Stagecoach were aware as I had attended 2 meetings with them to discuss the event. They amended both their route and timetable as a result. Same again this year.
Your suggestion regarding runners is confusing there are no runners at this point? They are 4 miles away at Dawlish Warren and Dawlish.
Don't let facts get in the way! :-)
davemcmorrow- yes your correct it was cyclists, i put in runners the gist of the issue being the times that the road was closed.
note to oursoul - nobody likes a condecending smarta*s* ,
Note to 1263 - it's "condescending". :-)
note to oursoul - runners/bikers condecending/condescending ......you get my drift.
1263 yep we get your drift = moaning, selfish, blinkered and uneducated :-)
OurSoul, I love nothing more than a kondersending smart ares. The whole triathlon thing is a pain up the behind and the jobsworth marshalls just love any chance to get off on a bit of 'power'
'Jobsworth Marshals' or people who give up their spare time and their Sunday lie-ins to help with an event that puts Dawlish on the map?
So when they are pizzing people off for ensuring the safety of the competitors I bet they are grateful for the abuse and aggravation that they receive.
If you don't like the marshals attitude then why not give up some time to do their role properly!!!
(goodness only knows why the font size has chnged halfway through)
Duckileaks, ooh love your varying font. I'm not interested in marshalling anything - not my idea of fun. Live and let live, peace and love man xx
Live and let live? Unless it slightly incoveniences you first thing on a Sunday morning eh, DOGS (or whatever you've changed your username to this time)?
Good luck to all competitors tomorrow.
Oh the irony, Mrs C accusing somebody of changing their username...
Oh the irony, Burneside commenting on a thread that involves exercise...
Sigh! I didn't change my username from Mrs C by choice. As you and your agreers well know.
I apologise to DOGS. I shouldn't have written that you've changed your username. I should have stated that it was a new username.
Care to clarify your first sentence Mrs C?
Four usernames so far and counting.
I don't think I need to explain the usernames yet again. I'm pretty sure that even you understood my previous explanation.
See you at the Triathlon tomorrow Bernard. Chippy Chaps will be open...
Doubly ironic then, considering you are carrying a fair bit of timber.
I see what you did there! That was quite funny for you! Time for a lie down...
Don't ever forget Mrs C, I know exactly who you are, and it makes reading your demented posts all the more amusing.
That's handy burnside, amongst my circle of friends is a hit man.
Good luck to all the Triathlon competitors today and I hope it is a great success.
Which posts are demented? Mine that is, not Bernard's?
Well done to all competitors today. You were all truly inspirational! The organisers did Dawlish and Dawlish Warren proud (though they need to tell Ian Birdsey to stick to photography and leave the people skills to those who have them).
Well done also to everyone who went out to support the athletes. It was a great turnout!
andysport et al - another example why inbreeding should be banned.
Esprit de l’escalier...
I bet google has gone into meltdown.
We all know who OurSoul really is... A little bird told me you use an iPhone 5. xx
You created a new username just to tell us that you know how to see the EXIF metadata on a photo? Well done you. xx
Oh dear, all this is beyond me, I was brought up with a crystal set.
*Cough* MAC book, *cough* safari.
Gordon Bennett, this is all beyond me. Why don't you children play nicely and let the grown-ups have a chat, and maybe some tea and biscuits (obviously something stronger for you Elvis)
I never had your step daughter down as a grass Duckileaks, very disappointed, I need a drink.
Not at all Elvis, if you remember I contacted you first, and not about your singing
Quite correct Duckileaks you did, but I never let on I was an alchoholic , unless is was the slurred typing.
Oh Elvis, you do make me smile - slurred typing
Dawlish Triathlon such a success there will now be 2 for 2016
I for one think it's great
There's an awful lot of abusive motorists who wouldn't agree with you Andysport
Two? Where did this information come from?